Genga is in the heart of the regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi and boasts the Bandiera Arancione (Orange Flag), that is a recognition of quality awarded by the Touring Club Italiano to small towns (population 15,000 or less) in Italy for excellency in tourism, hospitality and the environment. Its historic centre boasts the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of Holy Art, housing valuable paintings. Nearby the most remarkable tourist attraction is the complex of Frasassi Caves, one of Italy's largest and most famous complex of caves. Equipped with walkways and theatrical lighting, it includes the awesome Grotta Grande del Vento, Europe's largest single cavern, so vast that Milan Cathedral would fit comfortably inside, and some of the most extravagantly fanciful stalagmites and stalactites you are ever likely to see. In the area there’s the Romanesque church of San Vittore alle Chiuse, near the thermal baths of San Vittore delle Chiuse. Next to the church is the Speleological Museum, housing an ichthyosaur fossil , a kind or rare marine reptile. The Frasassi Gorge is a charming place, surrounded by woods and caves; further up the gorge towards Genga, climbing up you’ll see the remarkable travertine-faced, octagonal church built by the celebrated 18th century Roman architect Giuseppe Valadier. In the regional park you can go hiking, enjoy mountain biking, canoeing and horse riding.
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Genga- Leo XII and Genga
Annibale della Genga became pope on 28th September 1823 and his name became Leo XII. He was born in Genga in 1760 into a noble family. He studied in Osimo...
A few steps from the entrance of the Frasassi Caves, you will find the Heremitage of Santa Maria infra Saxa Hermitage, a building excavated in the rock known...
Set in the wonderful scenery of the Gorge of Frasassi, not far from the wellknown Frasassi Caves, walking up a steep path you can reach the elegant little...
To reach the ditch of Scaloni you must leave from the little church on the edge of the historic center of Pierosara, then enter the pine forest. At a certain...
In Genga, località San Vittore, in the green area right in front of the former mill and near the Romanesque abbey of San Vittore alle Chiuse, is...
It’s the most important Benedictine Monastery of our territory. Church and monastery rose in the last decade of 10th century from the initiative of a...
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